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GI CONNECT members authored a review paper on K-Ras targeted therapy in GI cancer in Oncology / Hematology. Access the paper and download the slides of the key highlights

Prof. Shubham Pant is a Hematologist-Oncologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He previously served as the Director of Clinical Trials for the Section of Hematology-Oncology and Associate Director of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Phase 1 program, for the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. Furthermore Prof. Pant was the Oncology Lead of the Clinical Research Disease Site Group for Gastrointestinal Cancers and Clinical Research Disease Site Group Chair for Hepatocellular Cancers at the same institute. Prof. Pant completed his fellowship from the Ohio State University, where he was elected Chief Fellow. He previously served as an elected member at large to the Board of Directors for Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), was the Site Principal Investigator for CALGB and was a Member of the Board of Trustees for ACTION. Prof. Pant served on the Board of Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a participant in the ASCO Leadership Development Program, Class of 2015-16. His awards include the Golden Pillar Award for Outstanding Patient Service in 2012 and 2014, America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and Oklahoma 40 Under 40 in the Oklahoma Magazine. In 2015, he anchored a health show on CNN-IBN India titled: ‘Let’s Talk Health’.

Prof. Shubham Pant has received financial support/sponsorship for research support, consultation, or speaker fees from the following companies:

Consulting or advisory Role: Zymeworks, Ipsen, Novartis, Janssen, AskGene Pharma, BPGBio, Jazz, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, USWorldmeds, Nihon Medi-Physics Co, Ltd, Alligator Bioscience, Theriva Biosciences.

Research funding (funding to institution): Mirati Therapeutics, Lilly, Xencor, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Astellas, Framewave, 4D Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, NGM Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Arcus, Elicio, Biontech, Ipsen, Zymeworks, Pfizer, ImmunoMET, Immuneering, Amal Therapeutics.

Dr Joleen Hubbard is Deputy Director of Clinical Research and Academic Affairs for the Allina Health Cancer Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She was previously Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Mayo Clinic. She completed medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota and haematology/oncology training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr Hubbard specialises in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, focusing on colorectal cancer. Dr Hubbard is the PI of several phase I clinical trials, investigating novel agents for gastrointestinal cancers. Her research interests also include geriatric oncology with a special interest in clinical and biologic markers of frailty. She serves as a member of the Cancer in the Elderly, as well as the Health Reported Outcomes and Translational Research committees for the North American Alliance of Clinical Trials in Oncology Network. 

Assoc. Prof. Joleen Hubbard has received financial support/sponsorship for research support, consultation, or speaker fees from the following companies:

Advisory boards: Bayer, Merck, BeiGene, Incyte

Research funding to institution: Merck, Boston Biomedical, Treos Bio, Senhwa Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Incyte, TriOncology, Seattle Genetics, Hutchison MediPharma, Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, Trovogene, G1 Therapeutics, Roche

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is the Chair for Hematology and Medical Oncology for the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He is the leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer for the Enterprise-wide Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Dr. Bekaii-Saab is currently the co-leader of the Hepatobiliary Cancer Sub-Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and the Co-Chair for the National Cancer Institute’s Hepatobiliary Task Force.

 

Dr. Bekaii-Saab earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He then completed fellowships in clinical pharmacology and experimental therapeutics and hematology/oncology at Tufts University/New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


Dr. Bekaii-Saab served as a reviewer for many high impact journals and sits on the editorial board of the prestigious Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Bekaii-Saab has authored or co-authored more than 500 peer reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters, including papers in such journals as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Annals of Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research.

Prof. Tanios Bekaii-Saab has received financial support/sponsorship for research support, consultation, or speaker fees from the following companies:

Research Funding (to institution): Agios, Arys, Arcus, Atreca, Boston Biomedical, Bayer, Eisai, Celgene, Lilly, Ipsen, Clovis, Seattle Genetics, Genentech, Novartis, Mirati, Merus, Abgenomics, Incyte, Pfizer, BMS. Consulting (to institution): Servier, Ipsen, Arcus, Pfizer, Seattle Genetics, Bayer, Genentech, Incyte, Eisai, Merus, Merck KGaA and Merck. Consulting (to self): Stemline, AbbVie, Blueprint Medicines , Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Daiichi Sankyo, Natera, TreosBio, Celularity, Caladrius Biosciences, Exact Science, Sobi, Beigene, Kanaph, AstraZeneca, Deciphera, Zai Labs, Exelixis, MJH Life Sciences, Aptitude Health, Illumina, Foundation Medicine and Sanofi. Glaxo SmithKline , Xilio. IDMC/DSMB: The Valley Hospital, Fibrogen, Suzhou Kintor, AstraZeneca, Exelixis, Merck/Eisai, PanCan and 1Globe.  Scientific Advisory Board: Imugene, Immuneering, Xilis, Replimune, Artiva and Sun Biopharma. Royalties: Uptodate. Inventions/Patents: WO/2018/183488: HUMAN PD1 PEPTIDE VACCINES AND USES THEREOF – Licensed to Imugene, WO/2019/055687: METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER CACHEXIA – Licensed to Recursion

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